Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Shapes Mini Lesson

Can you say snow day? Yeah, yeah, yeah!!! Since we were home today, I wanted to share one of our math lessons that we did last week. We have been talking about 2D and 3D shapes in our room. I wanted to do a small review mini lesson since I had one student who was out with the flu and totally missed the shape unit. So this is what I came up with and the kids had a ball. We first started with the My 3D shapes booklet.
The kids had to draw the shape, draw a realworld object of the shape and then write a fact about the shape. The next day, we worked on our cut-n paste shape page.
I thought they did a wonderful job with this one.
We always have to do a hands on lesson with some goodies to eat so on to the marshmallows!!!!!
We first started with the 2D shapes and then went on to complete some 3D shapes as well.
Helpful hint- we left the shapes overnight and the next day the marshmallows were stiffen and hard, so the students were able to baggie their shapes up and take them home the next day.
The kids had a blast doing this activity and my student that had missed also received mastery as well. You just can't beat 100% mastery with this lesson. You can check it out here. Everything you need for a wonderful shapes lesson.
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I couldn't leave without showing our lizard from show and tell. Some of the kids where like, Awesome!! while some of the kids, mostly girls where like , eewwwww! Let's just say, I wasn't the first one in line to hold it. He ate mangos and crickets while he visited. His name is Gizmo and he was very calm and still. I thought he did very well, especially with all my little amazed firsties around him asking a million questions. I have to say, it was a first for me. A lizard for show and tell. But these are the ones the kids love and will never forget about, the ones they learn the most from. So if I have to touch a lizard, then I must. But I'll be thinking EWWWW! the whole time.
What you do for the love of our kiddos!!!!!
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